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Subject: Music for Halloween
From: GUEST,josep
Date: 07 Oct 10 - 05:44 PM

White Noise "Black Mass"

Psychonaut 75 "Zos vel Thanatos"

Aesthetic Meat Front "Italian Invocation"

Mz.412 "Satan Jugen"

Throbbing Gristle "Hamburger Lady"


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Subject: RE: Music for Halloween
From: topical tom
Date: 07 Oct 10 - 05:57 PM

The Monster Mash: YouTube


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Subject: RE: Music for Halloween
From: oldhippie
Date: 07 Oct 10 - 06:27 PM

John's Garden - Peter Mayer
Route 666 - Robert Hazard
Its Wild Out There - Robert Hazard
Bringing Mary Home - Country Gentlemen
Dear Departed - Kathy Mar


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Subject: RE: Music for Halloween
From: JWB
Date: 07 Oct 10 - 09:09 PM

"Big Joe and Phantom 309" -- Tom Waits.


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Subject: RE: Music for Halloween
From: katlaughing
Date: 07 Oct 10 - 09:12 PM

Halloween Songs and there is another one listed at the top of that one which has quite a few.


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Subject: RE: Music for Halloween
From: GUEST,josep
Date: 07 Oct 10 - 11:21 PM

NON "Serpent of the Heavens

Lustmord-Stalker "Undulating Landscape"


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Subject: RE: Music for Halloween
From: LadyJean
Date: 07 Oct 10 - 11:50 PM

The Unquiet Grave
The Returned Lover aka The Oxford Tragedy
Lambkin


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Subject: RE: Music for Halloween
From: Slag
Date: 08 Oct 10 - 12:24 AM

Did You Ever Think When the Hearse Rolled By?


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Subject: RE: Music for Halloween
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 08 Oct 10 - 12:47 AM

Tam Lin by Fairport Convention


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Subject: RE: Music for Halloween
From: topical tom
Date: 08 Oct 10 - 01:23 PM

Who's that Knocking at my Door? http://


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Subject: RE: Music for Halloween
From: GUEST,ArranBrownButterfly
Date: 08 Oct 10 - 04:25 PM

Before people started getting worried about Hallowe'en in primary schools, I remember a song from the early 1960s which our class sang - this was in Edinburgh, by the way, and Hallowe'en never quite disappeared from Scotland, before the American onslaught of recent years. It goes after this fashion:

It's Hallowe'en and witches fly,
On their broomsticks through the sky,
Each is wearing a pointed hat,
And each has got a big, black cat.

And now it's time to have a feast,
Of treacle scones and roasted nuts,
Apples for dooking, juicy and red,
And turnip lanterns to go to bed.

Anybody else remember it? Tune - 6/8 time, minor key.


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Subject: RE: Music for Halloween
From: GUEST,Suibhne Astray
Date: 09 Oct 10 - 05:51 AM

Metgumbnerbone - Death


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Subject: RE: Music for Halloween
From: John P
Date: 09 Oct 10 - 11:10 AM

I wrote a Halloween song a few years back. I recorded it as a rock song, but it would work well in a folk setting as well.

Jack O'Lantern


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Subject: RE: Music for Halloween
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 09 Oct 10 - 12:56 PM

Good song John. Quite Tull-ish if you don't mind my saying so. Great accompanying images too.


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Subject: RE: Music for Halloween
From: GUEST,John Miles of Smiles
Date: 09 Oct 10 - 01:12 PM

In folk(ish) terms - Comus, Magnet, Sylvester Anfang... Otherwise - Hair Police, Burial Hex, Grey Wolves, Godflesh...


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Subject: RE: Music for Halloween
From: John P
Date: 09 Oct 10 - 07:09 PM

Thanks, Lonesome EJ. I'm not surprised you find it Tull-ish, and I take that as a compliment.


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Subject: RE: Music for Halloween
From: maple_leaf_boy
Date: 09 Oct 10 - 07:32 PM

There's a song called "Skin And Bones" that we used to sing in school
when I was little. I can till play the tune, but don't remember the
words.


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Subject: RE: Music for Halloween
From: GUEST,Slag310
Date: 25 Oct 10 - 03:24 PM

There is a list of some traditional songs for Halloween and Samhain. Some are traditional folk ballads and some are in a similar style but by modern composers. It's at pierce.yolasite.com/hallsongs or http://pierce.yolasite.com/hallsongs.

I guess you can find it with one of those links.

Slag310


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Subject: RE: Music for Halloween
From: Trapper
Date: 25 Oct 10 - 04:22 PM

Here's a thread from Mudcat - in 2000.
Halloween Songs


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Subject: RE: Music for Halloween
From: ClaireBear
Date: 25 Oct 10 - 06:19 PM

I used to put on my LP of David Bedford's wonderfully strange Instructions for Angels to liven things up for any trick-or-treaters who came tripping up the walk, or else I'd ask someone in to play that Bach toccata and fugue (you know the one) on my pump organ.

But that was years ago, when I lived in a small town instead of in the back of beyond.

Now, we have coyotes howling, owls whooooing, wind whistling through the trees, bats swooshing, and the disquieting rustle of small night visitors in the underbrush -- no sound system or musical instruments needed. And sadly (though perhaps not so surprisingly), we never get trick-or-treaters...though I always keep a couple of pomegranates handy, just in case.


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Subject: RE: Music for Halloween
From: Tootler
Date: 25 Oct 10 - 06:49 PM

Lyke Wake Dirge


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Subject: Lyr Add: WITH HER HEAD TUCKED UNDERNEATH HER ARM
From: GUEST,JB - Nobody's Bard
Date: 26 Oct 10 - 07:32 PM

Have to be "Ghost Ballads" by Dean Gitter for me. Which incidentally includes "Skin & Bones" & a great version of "The Unquiet Grave" as well as the wonderful "Anne Boleyn"

Now in the Tower of London, large as life,
The ghost of Anne Boleyn walks, I declare.
Now Anne Boleyn was once King Henry's wife,
Until he had his headsman bob her hair.
Ah yes, he did her wrong long years ago,
And back she comes each night to tell him so.

With her 'ead tucked underneath her arm,
She walks the bloody Tower,
With her head tucked underneath her arm,
At the midnight hour.

Now when she goes to Henry, she for telling him what's for
Gadzooks, she's going to tell him off, for spilling of her gore.
And just in case the headsman wants to give her an encore,
She got her head tucked underneath her arm.

With her 'ead tucked underneath her arm,
She walks the bloody Tower,
With her head tucked underneath her arm,
At the midnight hour.

Now sometimes gay ol' King Henry throws a spread,
For all his pals and gals, a ghastly crew,
The 'eadsman carves the joint and cuts the bread,
When in walks Anne Boleyn to queer the do.
She holds her head up with a wild war whoop,
And Henry says "take care! Don't you drop it in the soup!"

With her 'ead tucked underneath her arm,
She walks the bloody Tower,
With her head tucked underneath her arm,
At the midnight hour.

Now the sentries thinks that Ann is carrying in a rugby ball,
When dinners done they push the chairs & tables to the wall,
And then they'll choose up sides & kick the queen about the hall
With her head tucked underneath her arm .

With her 'ead tucked underneath her arm,
She walks the bloody Tower,
With her head tucked underneath her arm,
At the midnight hour.

Along the murky corridors for miles & miles she goes
She often catches cold for it is cold there when it blows
& it's awfuklly awkward for the queen to have to blow her nose
With her head tucked underneath her arm .

With her 'ead tucked underneath her arm,
She walks the bloody Tower,
With her head tucked underneath her arm,
At the midnight hour.

Perfect Halloween fare!


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Subject: RE: Music for Halloween
From: Charley Noble
Date: 26 Oct 10 - 08:22 PM

"Anne Boleyn" is certainly one of my personal favorites.

A few years ago Judy and I dressed up for presenting this, Judy appearing headless with her head tucked appropriately under her arm. We marched into the local grange hall, with me leading the way; it's not easy to see where you are going with your head tucked underneath your arm, chanting the chorus. I had a nice shiny executioner ax, with the blade made out of plywood and tin foil, the staff striped with red and silver duct tape.

Everyone was quite thrilled to see us. There was no panic and we soon were guzzling cider and chumping brownies with the assembled throng, which is not easy when your head is tucked underneath your arm!

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Music for Halloween
From: eddie1
Date: 27 Oct 10 - 02:26 AM

A guest on my radio programme yesterday, brought in "The Ultimate Rockin' Halloween Party" from Viper Records of Liverpool. How about these?

1.'Igor's Party' – Tony's Monstrosities 1958
2. 'The Vampires' – Archie King 1958   
3. 'I Put a Spell on You' –Screamin' Jay Hawkins 1957  
4. 'Graveyard' – Leroy Bowman and The Arrows 1958
5. 'Screamin' Ball (at Dracula Hall) – The Duponts 1958   
6. 'Bo Meets the Monster' – Bo Diddley 1958    
7. 'She's My Witch' – Kip Tyler 1958
8. 'Frankenstein's Den' – The Hollywood Flames 1958
9. 'The Purple People Eater' – Sheb Wooley 1958
10. 'The Shadow Knows' – The Coasters 1958
11. 'The Blob' – The Five Blobs 1958   
12. 'Frankenstein's Party' – The Swingin' Phillies 1958
13. 'Rock N Bones – Elroy Dietzel and the Rhythm Bandits 1957  
14. 'Graveyard Boogie' – Buster Doss and his Arkansas Playboys 1948   
15. 'Swinging at the Séance' – The Deep Rive Boys 1940
16. 'Hoodoo' – Al Reed 1955    
17. 'Zombi' – The Monotones 1958   
18. 'Purple People Eater meets the Witch Doctor' – The Big Bopper 1958   
19. 'The Fang' – Nervous Norvus  1957 
20. 'Mr Ghost goes to Town' – The Five Jones Boys 1937

This label has so many incredible albums, I'll start another thread on them

Eddie


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Subject: RE: Music for Halloween
From: autoharpbob
Date: 27 Oct 10 - 06:32 AM

"Let the Cold Wind Blow" - Kate Rusby


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Subject: RE: Music for Halloween
From: Joe_F
Date: 27 Oct 10 - 05:49 PM

"Miss Bailey" is a pleasant comic ghost song.


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Subject: RE: Music for Halloween
From: Suegorgeous
Date: 27 Oct 10 - 06:50 PM

I am stretched on your grave


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Subject: RE: Music for Halloween
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 27 Oct 10 - 07:51 PM

Went to a concert with a whole program of murder ballads last night. See my post on the New Box Set: Murder Ballads & Songs of Disaster thread for the program.

~ Becky in Long Beach


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Subject: RE: Music for Halloween
From: GUEST,Suibhne Astray
Date: 29 Oct 10 - 05:54 AM

Hearken to the Witches Rune - Dave and Toni Arthur


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Subject: RE: Music for Halloween
From: GUEST,Lighter
Date: 29 Oct 10 - 07:14 AM

Don't laugh, but a friend of mine who didn't know the words or the subject once told me that "Charlie is My Darling" was one of the "spookiest" tunes he'd ever heard.


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